Scholarship Resources

Searching for Scholarships:

The Financial Aid Office provides many resources to assist you in searching for scholarships:

  1. Searching for Scholarships Flyer (PDF)
  2. Information on Private Outside Scholarships
  3. Online Scholarship Searches:
 Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)  www.famemaine.com
 Maine Community Foundation  www.mainecf.org
 Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute  www.mitchellinstitute.org
 The College Board  www.collegeboard.org
 FastWEB  www.fastweb.com
 FinAid www.finaid.org
 Sallie Mae  www.salliemae.com

UMaine makes every effort to protect the privacy of your educational records. In the event that you are awarded a scholarship from the University of Maine, the Scholarship Release of Information Form (PDF) allows the Office of Student Financial Aid to provide information to scholarship donors, offices and organizations that work so very hard to raise scholarship funds for UMaine students. This simple act helps to ensure that more UMaine students will continue to benefit from these generous gifts. Once you have completed the form, return it to the Office of Student Financial Aid so it will be on file should you be selected for a UMaine scholarship.

Once you have received your scholarship, it is important to send a thank you letter to the donor.  For guidance on writing a scholarship, use this How to Write a Thank You Letter pdf to assist you.